Shabu worth 81.6 million busted in Taguig City

Shabu worth 81.6 million busted in Taguig City

The National Capital Region Police Office under the leadership of PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS recorded one of the biggest amount of shabu confiscated by local police during an anti-illegal drug operation at about 7:00 pm of May 22,2020 along North bound, C6 Road, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

Combined anti illegal drug efforts of Regional Intelligence Division/Regional Special Operations Unit- NCRPO, Regional Drug Enforcement Agency, District Intelligence Division- Southern Police District and Taguig City Police Station together with Philippine National Police- Drug Enforcement Group Special Operations Unit 4 resulted to an armed encounter against the two (2) armed suspects.

NCRPO Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS identified the suspects as Ryan F Labandaria and Ervyn Querubin.

Investigation disclosed the arrest was made through a buy-bust operation conducted wherein an operative acted as a poseur buyer. However, after exchanging the buybust money with the shabu, the suspects noticed that they were dealing with a Police Operative. Suspect Labandria suddenly pulled out a firearm and pointed at the under cover agent, prompting other operatives to defend their fellow. While in the process of scuffle, the suspects on board a black colored Nissan Navarra vehicle driven by Querubin sped off going to Barangay New Lower, Taguig City. A car chase ensued that eventually caused the death of the two drug suspects.

Upon apprehension of the suspects, operatives yielded twelve (12) Large packs of dangerous drugs wrapped in Chinese Tea Bag packaging with estimated weight of more or less 12 Kilograms of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, commonly known as “Shabu”, and with an estimated DDB Value of Php 81,600,000.00;

-Buybust money of Php 1 Million pesos;

-1 Toyota Altis;

-1 Nissan Navarra;

-1 caliber 45 pistol with 1 magazine loaded with six (6) live ammunition; and

-1 KG9 sub machine gun with 1 live ammunition for chamber load inserted with banana type magazine loaded with nine(9) live ammunition

-1 extra banana type magazine loaded with nine(9) live ammunition

An ambulance was called to bring the Wounded suspects to hospital for medical treatment.

Likewise, all evidence had been brought to the RSOG-NCRPO for safekeeping while the illegal drugs will be submitted to the Crime lab for examination.

Meanwhile, NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commended the operating Teams for this remarkable accomplishment of Team NCRPO’s war against illegal drugs. “This accomplishment is reflective of Team NCRPO’s dedication and unwavering support of the marching order of the President and the Chief, PNP to cleanse the Metro from proliferation of illegal drugs,” he said.

“With the largest amount of shabu busted by Team NCRPO so far this year, we have also minimized its possibility of destroying the lives and future of our fellowmen,” he added.— Source:

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